Anyone remember when Heidi Kozak - Haddad made Shabbat boxes? I remember looking for her in the early 2000s and coming across this article. It's a true classic of the franchise autograph collecting. Heidi has always been very receptive to her fans.
So together with actress Heidi Haddad, she created the Shabbat Box of Questions, whose Star of David-shaped question cards do inspire fun, even soul-searching moments. [...]
Shabbat Box's origin began on a ski trip during which, while enduring slow service at a restaurant, Haddad says her husband, David, started asking their children -- Jackie, 10, Jamie, 8, and Jake, 6 -- questions "to keep the kids from melting down. And it worked." [...]
Haddad and Feiler consulted Wilshire Boulevard Temple's Rabbi Steven Leder before finalizing their gift idea. Ever since, the two have been selling their product at charity events.
One Shabbat, the Haddad family brought out the Shabbat Box, and David Haddad picked up a question that asked what his greatest fear was. He admitted it was public speaking, which surprised Jackie, who shared this phobia. And that's when Jamie admitted her greatest fear: not being the center of attention. Feiler, who has tested Shabbat Box on her children -- Jordan, 10, Matisse, 8, and Shana, 6 -- adds, "We're finding our non-Jewish friends are enjoying them, too." In fact, Haddad and Feiler are already planning sequels, including a Christmas edition.
from: Jewish Journal